Blog By: Aishwarya Ghumekar
We have been hearing forever about how fruits and vegetables have become an eternal part of our diets and yes their nutritional value is enormous.
Following are few of the benefits that I would like to list down regarding the benefits:
Vitamins and minerals in fruit and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. These include vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid. Folic acid may reduce blood levels of homocysteine, a substance that may be a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
Fruit and vegetables for good health
Fruits and vegetables are low in fat, salt and sugar. They are a good source of dietary fibre. As part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, a high intake of fruit and vegetables can help you to:
- Reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight
- Lower your cholesterol
- Lower your blood pressure.
Fruit and vegetables and protection against diseases
Vegetables and fruit contain phytochemicals, or plant chemicals. These biologically active substances can help to protect you from some diseases. Scientific research shows that if you regularly eat lots of fruit and vegetables, you have a lower risk of:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart (cardiovascular) disease – when fruits and vegetables are eaten as food, not taken as supplements
- Cancer – some forms of cancer, later in life
- High blood pressure (hypertension).
Help to keep your tummy full for longer period of time
Consuming fruits and vegetables instead of snacks when you get those urge to eat every time will definitely help you get rid of the small term hunger. It also gives you the required Iron and minerals.
Thus because of all the benefits mentioned above,include these chlorophylls and fresh fruits to stay healthy and fit .
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